International Convention Centre Sydney.

CEO Update – April 2024

30 Apr 2024

Bujari Gamarruwa, 

I am pleased to share with you the remarkable journey of ICC Sydney, managed by ASM Global, as we celebrate our ten-year milestone. Over the past decade – three years of experienced operator design input and brand establishment during pre-opening, alongside forward operational planning, followed by seven years of eventful and challenging venue operation – we have had the privilege of delivering extraordinary results for our valued clients, delegates, the Darling Harbour Live consortium and the New South Wales (NSW) Government. 

Since our opening in December 2016, ICC Sydney has become synonymous with excellence in event management. Opening in December 2016 with over 500 events in the calendar, we have since welcomed 6.4 million attendees, contributing A$3.9 billion to the local economy.  

Our mission to make a difference for Greater Sydney and NSW residents, visitors, and businesses remains unwavering, and we are proud to have contributed to 7.22 million hotel room nights and the creation of 21,395 jobs in the local economy during this time. Read the The Extraordinary Success of International Convention Centre Sydney summary report that demonstrates its economic, industry, and community contribution over the past 10-year period.  

Part of our commitment to making a difference, Lynell Peck, ICC Sydney’s Director of Culinary Services, shares her insights into our venue’s culinary philosophy that prioritises the performance of our delegates as well as the local suppliers and producers we engage: Dishing up plates of culinary creativity.

In line with our dedication to world class experiences, we took another step towards creating accessible and inclusive events with the launch of our inaugural Disability Inclusion Action Plan that was developed in consultation with Get Skilled Access. This plan underscores our commitment to ensuring inclusivity for all delegates and visitors to the venue. Read ICC Sydney’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan here: ICC Sydney Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2023 – 2027.

Our commitment to enriching visitor experiences is exemplified through the recent Elevate the Stage event that activated our innovative audio visual service featuring best-in-class immersive technology. This case study showcases how event organisers can enhance experiences for every attendee. Discover how ICC Sydney delivered the Elevate the Stage event here: Elevate The Stage 2023 Case Study

ICC Sydney’s in house team of audio visual experts delivered the Australian premiere of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, showcasing our expansive capabilities in delivering high-profile events with precision and excellence. Our Audio Visual Services team is also ready to partner with you to also tailor our event app technology for your delegates at your next event, enhancing engagement and providing customised experiences. 

Our venue’s future outlook is promising with 1,126 events already scheduled through 2034 for an estimated 4.7 million attendees that will potentially contribute A$3.9 billion into the State economy.  

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your continued support and partnership. Together, we have achieved remarkable success, and our team looks forward to continuing to serve you with excellence in the years to come. 


Warm regards, 

Geoff Donaghy 

CEO, ICC Sydney 

Group Director – Convention Centres, ASM Global (APAC)